The Start of Something Big: Preparing Youth for Confirmation

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM EDT
Presenter: Tom East

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Confirmation is the start of something big! This sacrament should awaken a young person’s experience of Baptism and point them toward our sharing in Eucharist. Confirmation should strengthen youth for their journey of discipleship and for active participation in the faith community. Too often, the sacrament is the end instead of the beginning. The end of catechesis; the end of practice of the faith; the end of family support for faith engagement; and the end of participating in the parish. We can change the way we help youth prepare for and live out their Confirmation as a beautiful gift from God. This webinar presents an understanding and history of the Sacrament of Confirmation that is based on our Church’s teachings and documents. We will also explore what it means to prepare youth and families for Confirmation using Accompaniment as our ministry model.

Tom East is the Director of the Center for Ministry Development, Project Coordinator for Youth Ministry Services, and Coordinator of the Certificate Program in Youth Ministry Studies.